ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)  -- Cake Boss is one of the biggest names in baking, and one local baker from Elmira is in the running to Cake Boss's next Greatest Baker.

Lisa Fieno says she started her business in an effort to be closer with her grandkids.  She opened The Cakery in 2017, and specializes in making cakes from scratch.  The Cakery features both traditional and realistic cakes.  Originally located in Elmira Heights, The Cakery is set to open up shop on Baldwin Street in Elmira soon.

'Greatest Baker' is a nationwide contest where people can vote for their favorite baker, to give them a chance to be featured on Buddy Valastro's show and win $10,000.  Fieno described how she felt when she learned she was nominated to be the next greatest baker.

"Its amazing, its so exciting. I don't know the words for it, but I just can't get over it," said Fieno.

Voting is open online if you're interested in helping Lisa and The Cakery be the next Greatest Baker.  The website can be found here.  Fieno also says she hopes her new store in Elmira will be up and running after the new year.

The Cakery website can be found here.